The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 232 217 220
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 5 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.082% 0.19% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.20% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 2
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5830 5561 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.01% 95.34% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4803 4653 4572
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -5 5 £45,000 +16.12%
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) JUnit
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (30.00%) JBehave
5 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (30.00%) MbUnit
5 3 (30.00%) REST
5 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) Mobile Marketing
5 3 (30.00%) Marketing
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) JUnit
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) JBehave
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) MbUnit
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) Calabash
General
1 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
1 3 (30.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Product Management
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) HND
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft